Sho Ishida will fight his first world title bout next month against World Boxing Association super flyweight champion Khalid Yafai, Yafai’s promoter said Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Ishida, the division’s top-ranked challenger, will face the Briton in Cardiff, Wales, on Oct. 28. In June, the WBA announced it had ordered Yafai to make a mandatory title defense against Ishida.
The 28-year-old Yafai won his first title defense in May against Suguru Muranaka. Yafai has a perfect 22-0 record with 14 knockouts.
Ishida is 24-0 with 13 knockouts.